Interdisciplinary

  • Opinion: There are too few women in computer science and engineering

    "Only 20 percent of computer science and 22 percent of engineering undergraduate degrees in the U.S. go to women. Women are missing out on flexible, lucrative and high-status careers. Society is also missing out on the potential contributions they would make to these fields, such as designing smartphone conversational agents that suggest help not only for heart attack symptoms but also for indicators of domestic violence," write Sapna Cheryan, professor of psychology at the UW; Andrew Meltzoff, professor of psychology and co-director of the UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; and Allison Master, professor at the University of Houston.
    Scientific American
  • A Walk in Their Heels: Meet the Hustle Evangelist

    Abdiel Jacobsen, a graduate in the Department of Dance and a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance.

    New York Times
  • A Milestone for Integrated Social Sciences

    Integrated Social Sciences, ranked #2 among online bachelor's degree programs in the social sciences, graduated its 500th student this year. 

    August 2022 Perspectives
  • New faculty books: Threats to US democracy, early history of gay rights, and more

    Federalism, queer history, the impact of the Russian Revolution on Jewish communities, and the evolution of Filipinx American studies are among the subjects of recent and upcoming books by UW faculty.
    UW News
  • A walk in their heels: Meet the hustle evangelist

    Abdiel Jacobsen, a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance. Abdiel Jacobsen, a graduate student at the UW, is quoted.
    The New York Times
  • Q&A: New book from UW professor examines history, consequences of fifth columns

    A new book co-edited by Scott Radnitz, associate professor in the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, features original papers on the roots and implications of the politics surrounding real and imagined fifth columns.
    UW News
  • Don't worry about the robot revolution: One expert explains why AI is nowhere near sentience

    For decades, robot revolutions have been a staple of science fiction stories. But earlier this month, the stuff of fiction came a little too close to reality when Blake Lemoine, a Google engineer, claimed that the company's artificial intelligence had achieved sentience, the ability to experience feeling and thought. Emily M. Bender, professor of linguistics at the UW, is interviewed.
    Here & Now
  • William Herschel is famous for science ? what about his music?

    William Herschel was, one historian said, “the Einstein of his time.” But before he surveyed the sky, he was a prolific musician. Woody Sullivan, professor emeritus of astronomy at the UW, is mentioned.
    The New York Times
  • The Power of Cohorts & Collective Histories

    Kemi Adeyemi, Jasmine Mahmoud, and Nikki Yeboah first met as PhD students in Chicago. Now they pursue scholarship in support of Black arts as UW faculty.

    July 2022 Perspectives
  • How we decided what stories to tell in our Black Arts Legacies project

    Crosscut interviewed the UW's Kemi Adeyemi, associate professor of gender, women and sexuality studies, and Jasmine Mahmoud, assistant professor of theater history and performance studies, about the role that the arts have played in their lives, their aims for Black Arts Legacies and what they hope the audience will take away from the project.

    Crosscut
  • Opinion: Human-like programs abuse our empathy ? even Google engineers aren?t immune

    "The Google engineer Blake Lemoine wasn’t speaking for the company officially when he claimed that Google’s chatbot LaMDA was sentient, but Lemoine’s misconception shows the risks of designing systems in ways that convince humans they see real, independent intelligence in a program. If we believe that text-generating machines are sentient, what actions might we take based on the text they generate? It led Lemoine to leak secret transcripts from the program, resulting in his current suspension from the organization," writes Emily M. Bender, professor of linguistics at the UW.

    The Guardian
  • Pain at the pump drives debate in Washington?s closest congressional race

    Pain at the pump is a major issue for political candidates running in the 8th Congressional District, which includes cities like Enumclaw in the western portion of the district to Chelan in the east. Incumbent Democrat Kim Schrier is running for reelection here, and this year political analysts are calling the race a toss-up — one of the closest House races in the United States. The UW's Margaret O'Mara, professor of history, and Scott Montgomery, lecturer of international studies, are interviewed.

    KUOW
  • Celebrating Pride Month

    Celebrate Pride Month and the history, progress and power of the LGBTQIA+ community through a collection of works by College of Arts & Sciences faculty, students and alumni.

    06/01/2022
  • A Tlingit Leader in the Making

    Her exploration at the UW has led Stephanie Masterman (BA, American Indian Studies; Arctic Studies minor; 2022) to leadership roles in her tribal community.

    June 2022 Perspectives
  • A Digital Life for Print Texts

    While studying the impact of the digital revolution on texts, students created digital editions using print publications in UW Special Collections.

    April 2022 Perspectives